2020 Bond Program
Bond Program Schedule
In November 2020, North Richland Hills voters overwhelmingly approved $49,875,000 in bonds for street improvements. The bond program will allow the city to reconstruct 27 streets including portions of Glenview, Iron Horse, Bedford-Euless, Chapman, Lariat and others, and will not require an increase in the city’s property tax rate. The reconstruction projects will be phased in over the next 5 to 7 years. Our commitment to voters is to deliver high quality improvements in a timely manner and within budget. Please check back for periodic updates, as schedules are subject to change. Questions may be directed to Public Works at 817-427-6400 or by email.
Major / Collector Street Projects Schedule
Bedford Euless Road Construction Phase
Project Overview & FAQs
This project will reconstruct the roadway from just east of Boulevard 26 to Strummer Drive with reinforced concrete pavement. Underground utility improvements will also be made and sidewalks will be added to the south side of the roadway where they are currently missing. Based on the Vision 2030 Transportation Plan recommendation, the roadway will be reduced from the current 5 lanes to a 3-lane configuration. Access to businesses on Bedford Euless Road will remain open during construction.
A construction contract was awarded to Quality Excavation, LLC at the April 25, 2022 City Council Meeting. This summer, Atmos Energy completed the replacement of their gas pipeline along Bedford Euless. In mid-September, Quality Excavation, LLC began installing storm drain improvements on the south side of Bedford Euless Road, opposite of Nevada Trail. Following the storm drain work, the contractor will be closing the northern two lanes and center turn lane to begin working on utilities, paving, and pedestrian improvements. The southern two lanes of Bedford Euless Road will remain open and be set up for two-way traffic.
Lariat Trail Design Phase
At their April 25, 2022 meeting, the City Council approved a contract for engineering design services with Multatech Engineering, Inc., for the Lariat Trail Project. This project will reconstruct two segments of Lariat Trail from Meadow Lakes Drive to Riviera Drive and from Circle View Court to the dead end. The improvements include reconstructing the existing roadway with reinforced concrete. Sidewalks will also be added. The road will be reconstructed within the existing right-of-way in its current roadway configuration. We anticipate going out for construction bids for this project in 2023.
Iron Horse Boulevard West Design Phase
At their March 28, 2022 meeting, the City Council approved a professional services agreement for engineering design services with Pacheco Koch Consulting Engineers, LLC, for design of the Iron Horse Boulevard West Reconstruction Project. This project will reconstruct Iron Horse from Rufe Snow Drive to Browning Drive. The existing roadway will be replaced with reinforced concrete pavement and sidewalks will be added. Following the engineering design work, the project will go out for construction bids in 2023.
Iron Horse Boulevard East Design Phase
At their September 13, 2021 meeting, the City Council approved a professional services agreement for engineering design services with Halff Associates for design of the Iron Horse Boulevard East Reconstruction Project. This project will reconstruct Iron Horse from Rufe Snow Drive to York Street. The existing roadway will be replaced with reinforced concrete pavement and sidewalks will be added where currently missing. Based on the Vision 2030 Transportation Plan recommendation, the bulk of the roadway will be reduced to a wide two-lane configuration with a raised median. Following the engineering design work, the project will go out for construction bids in 2022.
Glenview Drive West Design Phase
At their January 25, 2021 meeting, the City Council approved a professional services agreement for engineering design services with Binkley & Barfield, Inc., for the Glenview Drive West Project. This project will reconstruct the roadway from Honey Lane to the western city limit. The existing 4-lane asphalt roadway will be replaced with reinforced concrete pavement and sidewalks will be added. Underground utility improvements will also be made as part of this project. Franchise utilities are in the process of relocating their infrastructure, which will take place prior to our work. Following the engineering design phase, the city will seek construction bids in 2022.
Engineering design work is also wrapping up for the reconstruction of Glenview Drive East from Boulevard 26 to Flory Street. Atmos Energy is also planning to replace two gas pipelines under Glenview, which will take place prior to our work and is scheduled to be completed by spring 2023. While not a 2020 bond-funded project, work on that section of Glenview is also expected to begin immediately after Atmos Energy is complete; however, the city anticipates advertising and awarding the project by the end of 2022.
Residential Street Projects Schedule
For each residential street project there will be several phases of work. First is replacing the existing water and sanitary sewer mains located beneath the roadway pavement. The second is repairing or replacing portions of curb, gutter, drive approaches where needed. The final phase is removing existing roadway pavement, treatment of the subgrade in accordance with geotechnical recommendations specific to each project site, and placement of new asphalt pavement.
During their April 11, 2022 meeting, the NRH City Council approved contracts for the reconstruction of the next four residential streets in the 2020 Street Bond Program - Meadow Oak Drive, Pearl Street, Southampton Drive and Diamond Loch West Courts. R&D Burns Brothers, Inc. was awarded the contract for utility reconstruction, Apex Construction, Inc., for concrete work and Texas Materials Group, Inc., dba Texas Bit for asphalt and subgrade work. Work has begun on repairing the curbs, gutter and subgrade. The paving work will be completed this fall. Residents on impacted streets will receive notice from contractors prior to the start of construction activities. Every effort will be made to minimize impacts to residents during construction. Driveways will be temporarily inaccessible only while fresh asphalt is being poured and compacted in front of your driveway.
North Hills Drive: After the replacement of underground utility lines, concrete curb and gutter rehabilitation, and stabilization of the subgrade, North Hills Drive was repaved with a new asphalt surface in September 2021.
Noreast Drive: Following underground utility improvements, concrete curb and gutter rehabilitation, and stabilization of the subgrade, Noreast Drive was repaved with a new asphalt surface in November 2021.
- North Hills Drive - COMPLETE
- Southampton Drive
- Nob Hill Drive
- Sierra Drive
- Post Oak Drive
- Bedford-Euless Road
- Glenview Drive (Honey Lane to west city limit)
- Iron Horse Boulevard (2 segments: Browning Drive to Rufe Snow Drive; Rufe Snow Drive to York Street)
- Lariat Trail (2 segments: Meadow Lakes Drive to Riviera Drive; Circleview Drive to dead end)
- Main Street (Amundson Drive to Amundson Road)
- Windhaven Road (Starnes Road to Overton Park)
- Harmonson Road (Dawn Drive to drainage channel)
- North Richland Boulevard
- Chapman Road (Rufe Snow Drive to Brookshire Trail)
- Noreast Drive
- Ruth Road
- North Hills Drive
- Meadow Oak Drive
- Diamond Loch West (2 cul-de-sacs: from 3840 to 3900; from 3857 to 3901)
- Pearl Street (Freda Lane to alley)
- Southampton Drive
- Stonybrooke Drive (Stephanie Drive to Crestview Drive)
- Dawn Drive (Onyx Drive N to Glenview Drive)
- Nob Hill Drive (West of High Oaks to dead end)
- Kirk Lane (Northfield to Kirk Court)
- Wood View Drive
- South Crest Drive
- Sierra Drive
- Crystal Lane (Northeast Parkway to Kara Place)
- Daniel Drive
- Lake Side Circle
- Post Oak Drive (Briarwood Drive to Hightower Drive)